Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hope in Minot

As many of you know, this spring Trinity turned over our role as a short-term home for flood recovery volunteers to Hope Village, housed down the road at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.  Every week all summer long, work teams of Christians from around the country are pouring into Hope Village and rolling up their sleeves to help Minot's flooded families rebuild.  Here's a recent testimony from HV leaders:

"It's been wonderful to see both the work the Hope Village volunteers are doing, as well as the effect it is having on the volunteers. One youth group from Kansas City, MO had a couple teens who told me that while they missed their friends and family they were not yet ready to leave Minot. Another told me how much the trip has taught her that she takes for granted things like running water and air conditioning. But one of my favorite times is just after dinner when we finish our meals and share some of the days events with each other. One volunteer from the kitchen was nearly in tears when she shared how blessed she was by all the volunteers, and while that same group would probably never be together again she looked forward to meeting them in eternal life. I just know these people are going back to their home congregations, their work places and their homes and sharing about what God is doing in Minot through Hope Village."

So much for God's glory through service is being done, but so much still is needed.  If you'd like to volunteer to join a work team for a day or a week or take on a project as a small group or family, please contact Hope Village at 701-500-5206.  Christ's church is rebuilding our city, and Christ is building His church.

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